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Spring Meeting: April 8th, 2017 at the Public library in Anderson Indiana Second floor conference room. Pizza and soft drinks from 12:00-1:00 PM EST start time 1:00 pm EST for the meeting. Parking on the north side of the library. We will hand out seeds for this year at the meeting. If you would specifically like to grow Mark Goodman’s 1739 pumpkin this year (state record pumpkin), please email Mikkal Hodge. The seed count on the pumpkin was low. Seeds are available, but only if you are seriously interested in growing it this year. Instead of a guest speaker, we will have a round-robin, question and answer discussion between Mark Goodman and Keith Edwards, who both broke the Indiana State record this year. Hopefully John Barenie will be in attendance, as a long time Indiana record holder, for his input. This should be very helpful and informative to new and experienced growers alike. This is not a meeting dominated by experienced growers. If you are a first time grower, this is the meeting for you. We welcome all new growers. Just show up, get your seeds and ask any and all questions you have about growing Atlantic Giant pumpkins.
Spray program: Mikkal Hodge (our president) is working on a spray program to make it easy to keep your plants alive this year! Control your pests and disease. If you plant dies, so does your pumpkin. Don’t start if you can’t keep your plant alive for 120-130 days! Let Mikkal help you. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to let him know you are interested. $90 per plant (1,000 square feet) to protect from insects and disease for the entire season.
Indiana State Fair: Weigh-off contest is August 13th, 2017
Wasson Nursery: Fishers, Indiana This will be a new weigh-off for this year. Details to follow. Likely the last weekend in September or first weekend in October.
Fair Oaks Farms: Weigh-off is either October 7th or October 14th, 2017. Fair Oaks is a generous sponsor of our club. Please plan on attending! Exit 220 off I-65